ONE THOUSAND Leeton shire residents have been tested for COVID-19 since testing first started.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District has provided the latest numbers to The Irrigator, with the total number of tests conducted reaching 1104 and the total number of people tested being 1000.
These numbers account for those who have gone for a COVID-19 test more than once.
In Griffith those numbers are 3675 total tests conducted, with the total amount of people tested sitting at 3250.
MLHD public health director Tracey Oakman said it was important for residents to continue to put their hand up for testing if they feel unwell.
"Testing is critical to help minimise the risk of community to community transmission and to stop the spread," she said.
"People in the community should consider wearing masks in situations where social distancing is impossible.
"Masks should also be worn in NSW by public-facing employees such as hospitality or supermarket workers, worshippers and residents of suburbs near COVID-19 clusters."
So far during the coronavirus pandemic there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Leeton.
However, earlier this week four residents in Wagga, including a baby, were found to have the virus after returning from Victoria and self-isolating.
Ms Oakman said this alone was proof residents needed to continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines and hygiene measures to help prevent the virus from coming to the shire.
"MLHD encourages all members of the community to wash their hands frequently, stay away from crowds, sneeze or cough into your elbow, and stay home if sick," she said.
"Members of the public are urged to avoid visiting loved ones in aged care facilities and hospitals if they have any symptoms of cold or flu."